Tax policy is not something we talk about often, but it impacts many of the programs we care about. From Medicaid and affordable housing to childcare subsidies and federal grants for school meal programs, the money we pay is supposed to help everyone. That is why it is way past time for billionaires to live by the same rules as the rest of us and pay what they owe! The fact is … [Read more...] about Tax Day Action: Tell Billionaires to Pay Their Fair Share
Download the free POSTCARD | MINI-POSTER Hi there. I usually do not write on weekends but, WOW! Last week was the hearing on five different anti-abortion bills and it was quite a night. We had a HUGE number of The Womxn Project supporters call, write and show up in person to testify and make their voices heard. We are so grateful for the many folks who stayed late into the … [Read more...] about THIS WEEK (hearings/actions)-Voting Rights, Racism, & Homophia, oh my!
We have been letting people know that TODAY the House Judiciary Committee will be considering FIVE different bills designed to insult people who provide and seek abortions and put up additional barriers. In addition to these bills, there is also a big push at the State House today around S2007/H7100, a bill to improve access and opportunity to vote in Rhode Island and … [Read more...] about Abortion & Voting Access – ACTIONS TODAY!
JOIN US on Thursday, April 7th to act for abortion access and keep bans off our bodies! THIS THURSDAY, starting at 4pm, the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee will hear a set of anti-abortion bills. WE NEED YOUR HELP to stop these bills and show Rhode Island supports the right & access to abortion! Provide testimony in person (much needed). We will provide … [Read more...] about URGENT: Anti-Abortion Hearing THIS THURSDAY (4/7)
The Womxn Project Education Fund officially started on January 2020 and since has been doing exciting work to educate on key issues from white supremacy to reproductive rights, to organize in our communities across issues, and to show up in solidarity with a range of partners. We have been making an impact – and we are ready to take it to the next level with your help! We … [Read more...] about RI’s Day of Giving & Launch of TWPEF’s Website
POSTPONED- until later April! The Womxn Project is excited to invite you to join us for an evening of music, merriment and movement building. Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 7th from 4:30-7:00pm. DJ Providence Deep will be spinning all night and other groups will be there too. Let’s ROCK OUT and SPEAK OUT! We will have exciting performances and opportunities to take … [Read more...] about Rock & Rally for Abortion Access + hearings THIS WEEK!
Did you know that in order to maximize our impact and make sure balance our advocacy and policy change work with education and culture change we actually have two entities? We sometimes refer to them as our “two arms to help reach the most people and make the biggest difference”. The Womxn Project is where we do our work around politics and are known as a strong, strategic … [Read more...] about We are The Womxn Project: Actions & Announcements
The Womxn Project, the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, COYOTE RI, the Latino Policy Institute, the Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty, Haus of Codec, Reclaim RI, Old Lesbians Organizing for Change, the Women’s Democratic Caucus, BLM Pac, Amnesty International (RI Chapter), RI NOW, Youth Pride, Mom's Demand Action, RI Rights, and the South County Huddle are coming together … [Read more...] about Speak Out for a more JUST Rhode Island: March 15th
It's International Women's Day and to celebrate, we're doubling down on our ambition to make the world a better place. But we know that changing the world requires more doing than reading, so we're going to keep this one short and sweet! Here's how you can help: Want to be part of our Equality in Abortion Coverage Act, but don't know how? Click here to learn more and … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day
At The Womxn Project, we appreciate the idea of setting aside time to look back at important moments in Black history or to share stories of Black people from the past who have helped to shape our country and shake things up in the name of justice and freedom. We have included some information below to make sure we take action throughout the year and we have some opportunities … [Read more...] about Black History, SCOTUS, RI Hearings & MORE
We are looking for our government to make access to abortion coverage for all folx in the state equal. For example, our state employee health plans cover about 32,000 Rhode Islanders – at least half of whom could become pregnant. And the state Medicaid program covers close to 20,000 women of child-bearing age. We have policies in place that deny these folks benefits if they … [Read more...] about Voting Rights & Reproductive Freedom, a Discussion
More than 30 groups have come together to form a statewide campaign to leverage their collective strength to push for the passage of the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act in 2022. It is often said that together we are strong. We know this is true. Look what we have accomplished together over the past few years. We passed the RPA. We led an effort to push for … [Read more...] about EXCITING New Campaign in RI for Equal Abortion Coverage
We talk about activism as a team sport – meaning that we are in it together. But it is also very personal for a lot of us – a way to not only give back to the community and push for what we believe in, but also a way to feel like in spite of all the challenges and injustice that we can do something about it! We CAN make a difference! So let’s talk about a few … [Read more...] about 3 Activist Actions from ANYWHERE (jump in with us!)
Right now, for too many people the current laws skew towards keeping people pregnant against their will. By denying health coverage for abortion for people who use Medicaid or putting up extra barriers for young people, the government has way to much control over a person’s body and their future. We should be able to make our own decisions and get the care we need without … [Read more...] about Honor Roe with Us! 49th Anniversary this 2022
Did you know that Governor McKee sent an email out to his supporters railing on GOP governors for attacking abortion rights? We appreciate him calling out attempts to take away our rights, but the fact is that when our governor had a chance to be a leader on abortion access this week - he failed to do so. The governor just released his proposed budget for 2023, which talks … [Read more...] about McKee Fails to Lead on Abortion: Governor Budget FY 2023 Announced